(ALBUQUERUQUE, N.M) -- Albuquerque officials will cut a ribbon on the city's newest park Thursday for the grand opening of Vista del Norte.
The latest addition to the city's 298 parks will serve as a year-round multiple-use area with a future landing field for balloonists.
“We are the ballooning capital of the world and happy to help support our balloonist community by providing functional spaces that conveniently serve multiple purposes and help highlight our great city,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry.
The first completed phase of the 22-acre park includes 10 acres with grass, a walking path, entryway landscaping, and 123 parking spaces.
The next stage of construction will feature three full-size soccer fields, parking, and a play area.
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